Nomadic Micronation Theory

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The Nomadic Micronation Theory (originally in Portuguese: Teoria da Micronação Nômade) is a political theory of micropatriology developed by the Brazilian micronationalist Arthur van der Bruyn, King of Ebenthal, consisting in the possibility of a micronation completely changing its borders, to the point of losing its original territory and changing its geographical location partially or entirely, without prejudice to the micronational state.


The main theoretical point of micronational nomadism is that as micronations generally claim personal or family private properties as sovereign territory, The participation or alienation of micronationalists in the political work of the micronation, particularly in its leadership, can result in the acquisition or loss of sovereign territory, so the borders of a micronation are essentially volatile and can be constantly changed geographically according to the participation of people in the micronational activity, to an extreme point where a micronation entirely loses its original territory but continues to exist in another, or even, devoid of geographic territory to administrate and rule over, the micronational state continues to exist.

It is important to emphasize that the participation of a person in the micronational activity of a specific micronation, whatever their political position, does not recommend that their property be integrated as sovereign territory to the micronational state. This is routinely restricted to micronational leadership, that is, heads of state and heads of government of the country and senior officials.

Therefore, a micronation acquiring or losing sovereign territory according to the micronationalists involved makes micronational boundaries incredibly fluid and allows not only for them to be altered through expansion or contraction, but for the micronation, that is, the micronational state, to change geographically of place. This is not restricted, yet, to the micronation as a unitary state, but also to its administrative divisions that can have their territorial borders totally changed through the acquisition and loss of territories and remain the same administrative entity.

Sovereignity concession

The Concession of Sovereignity is a political act by which a micronationalist, necessarily the owner or heir to the ownership of a land or property, uses of its authority (or future authority in the case of a heir) over that territory to confer sovereignty over it on a micronational state, either forever or or while the granting and effectively owning party remains a citizen of the micronation.

This political mechanism was developed by the Brazilian micronationalist Arthur van der Bruyn when he founded Kingdom of Roschfallen in 2014. Arthur Beato, which became 1st Duke of Gallar in Roschfallen, ceded sovereignty over his immediate family's estates to the Roschfallenian state for as long as he remained a citizen of Roschfallen through a sovereignty concession contract made by Arthur van der Bruyn. Months later, when a deep political crisis loomed Roschfallen, Beato and other micronationalists proclaimed the secession of their estates from the Roschfallenian state, merged them and founded the Kingdom of Ebenthal.

Year later, in 2019, since he assumed the throne of Ebenthal, Arthur van der bruyn has formalized contracts of Sovereignty Concession with the rulers of the administrative divions of Ebenthal, thus incorporating the Nomadic Micronation Theory to the country's state policy.

School of thought


The term Soberanismo, which comes from the Portuguese word Soberania and could be translated as "Sovereignitism", is used to refer to an interpretation of the Nomadic Micronation Theory whereas the lands and properties owned by the micronation's citizens, regardless of their formal cession of sovereignity or not, is a sovereign territory of that micronation as long as the citizen holding that territory remains a citizen. This interpretation discards the need for a formal cession of sovereignity arguing that as long as the citizen submits to the micronational government and its Sovereign, he and the space he inhabits are part of that micronations, for as he abides by the micronational law, the law applies to where he stands (if it is a private space).

This school of thought was raised by Pedro Reis, the Seneschal of Ebenthal, as an answer to the contract of soverignity concession developed by King Arthur II. He argued that while the cotract in itself is perfectly valid, it might be unnecessary since it is theoretically legaly implied that a citizen's land is the kingdom's land, as Article 1 of the Constitution of Ebenthal defines the kingdom as the "political association of all its citizens" and therefore it includes its citizens' ground.